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Gaming Economy: How Players Can Invest in Virtual Assets for Enhanced Gameplay

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In the vast expanse of the gaming universe, a revolution is taking place that is transforming how players interact with their favorite games. This revolution is centered around the concept of a gaming economy, where virtual assets become valuable commodities that can be bought, sold, or traded. These assets, ranging from cosmetic items to rare virtual properties, not only enrich the gaming experience but also offer players a unique opportunity to invest in the games they love.

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What To Offer Friends Who Are Staying Over At A Sleepover?

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Hosting a sleepover for your friends can be an exciting and fun experience for everyone involved. It is a great way to create lasting memories with the people you care about, while also having a great time. When it comes to hosting sleepovers, there are many things that one might offer in order to make their friends feel welcome and comfortable. From food and drinks to activities, games, and more, there are plenty of ways to ensure that your guests have an enjoyable night filled with laughter and good times. In this article, we will discuss all of the different things one might be able to offer their friends who are coming over for a sleepover.

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Why Online Game Reviews Are Important

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Online game reviews can help gamers determine which games are worth their time and money. A good review provides an in-depth look at the strengths and weaknesses of a game, as well as other important factors such as graphics, sound, story, and cost. 

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Amazing Black Friday Deals at Best Buy

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Paramus NJ , Best Buy offers some amazing Black Friday deals and is the go to place for all your electronic needs. The  knowledgeable sales staff has been extremely helpful .There is no longer a need to wait for the faithful day after Thanksgiving and rush out to a store location and stand breathlessly in line to take advantage of the deal of the day. Over the years I have snagged many deals particularly with laptops and desktops computers.

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4 Tips For Helping Your Child Disconnect From The Electronic World

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September 12,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, Ever since Nintendo made the Pokemon Go video-game app available, young people have been exploring their communities with their eyes firmly fixed on their smartphones rather than on the wonders of the world.

If endless hours spent capturing imaginary creatures seems like an electronic addiction, it very well may be, but that’s nothing new. Many children have been plugged into electronic devices for a long time now, rarely looking up as they help virtual animals save the day, keep race cars on track and watch endless loops of videos on YouTube.

And that can be a concern, says Elaine Fogel Schneider, Ph.D., a therapist and author of “7 Strategies for Raising Calm, Inspired & Successful Children” (

“They are so attached to technology at such an early age and it’s changing their brain circuitry,” Schneider says. “They begin to lose the back and forth communication with their parents, and/or siblings, and the whole notion of empathy. For really young children, these devices have become the babysitter. I fully understand that parents need a break (as do grandparents), but there have to be limits.”

Schneider has tips for parents who worry about how they can control their child’s electronic pastime.

• Set rules. Limit the amount of time your child can spend on an electronic device and be consistent in enforcing those rules. This way your child knows that when you say he or she only has two minutes left, then there really is only two minutes left, not three or four hours.
• Use a timer. A timer does not “lie” and can take the blame away from you when you’re limiting your child’s time on the device. Use the timer that measures down the time your child is spending on the tablet, smartphone, and/or technological game, so that your child knows the end for using that device is approaching, and it won’t be a surprise when time is up. You can even have your child select a tone on the smartphone that he or she likes.
• Be ready with another activity.  Plan an alternative way of engaging your child so when the device is turned off, some other interest can be provided and take his or her mind off the electronic device. “Describe what you’re going to do so the child’s interest is piqued into doing something else that he or she enjoys,” Schneider says.
• Use these tips in your home at first. As with everything, at first there’s a learning curve, so there may be tantrums, tears, melt downs and even depression. That’s why Schneider recommends following these tips at home first. “I wouldn’t think of trying this out in public right away since I don’t think you want to endure the wrath or glances of diners or shoppers as they hear your child scream,” Schneider says.  In time, though, the child will know what is expected, she says, and will be able to disconnect from a smartphone, tablet, or other electronic device without major meltdowns.

“In the long run, you’re doing a service for your child by limiting the amount of time spent on an electronic device,” Schneider says. “I can remember hearing my own mother’s words, ‘I’m doing this for your own good!’ And that’s really true.”

About Elaine Fogel Schneider, Ph.D.

Elaine Fogel Schneider, author of the Amazon bestseller “7 Strategies for Raising Calm, Inspired & Successful Children” (, is one of the country’s leading authorities on touch therapy, and founder of Baby Steps, preparing young children for educational readiness and providing parent coaching. As a sought-after speaker and trainer, she offers interactive presentations and workshops for educators, parents and healthcare professionals.

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UAE warns that criminals may radicalise youths via video games

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have warned the public that “criminal groups propagating radical ideologies” could spread violent ideas and rebellious behaviour among young people through video gaming.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) issued the warning in a statement carried by the state news agency WAM late on Saturday. It urged parents to prevent teenagers from establishing relations with strangers through chat channels in games.

Criminal groups “are trying to recruit young people and adolescents through some electronic games”, WAM quoted Mohammed al-Zarooni, the TRA’s director for policy and programmes, as saying.